James Lett II, MD

James Lett II, MD
Geriatrician/Long-Term Care Physician

Dr. Lett received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1974, and completed a Family Practice residency. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice with a Certificate in Added Qualifications in Geriatrics and is a Certified Medical Director (CMD).

He has practice experience in office, hospital and the long term care continuum. He has written about geriatric, long-term care and care transition subjects, and given multiple presentations around the country on these issues.

Dr. Lett is a member of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), a 7,000-member long-term care physician group and is a past president in 2003-2004. He has held multiple positions and memberships in local, state and national medical organizations. He served as a member of the CMS workgroup to revise F-Tag 329: Unnecessary Drugs chaired a joint national effort that created a long-term care medication toolkit for patient safety, and chaired a national workgroup to create a Clinical Practice Guideline for Care Transitions in the Long-Term Care Continuum.

A special interest is Care Transitions. He serves on the National Board for the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) and on their Advisory Task Force, has spoken nationally on this subject, and been a part of Care Transitions efforts for the American Medical Association, the Society for Hospital Medicine and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services among other entities.

He was Senior Medical Director for Quality for Lumetra, the Quality Improvement Organization for California until assuming the role of Chief Medical Officer of Long-Term Care for the California Prison Health Care Services in October 2008. From June 2011 until June 2013 he was Medical Director/Vice President of Medical Services at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. HHGW is a multi-level service provider for more than 1,000 elders located in Rockville, MD.

Dr. Lett now works on special projects regarding care transitions and nursing home quality subjects for both private and governmental entities.